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nSpired Natural Foods Recall: Six Brands of Nut Butter

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nSpired Natural Foods Nut Butter Recall

Six brands of peanut and almond butter are being recalled by nSpired Natural Foods due to possible Salmonella contamination.  Certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, Kroger No Stir Creamy Almond Butter, Safeway Open Nature Almond Butter, Trader Joe’s Crunchy Raw Almond Butter and Whole Foods 365 Creamy Roasted Almond Butter are included in this recall.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide and were available for online purchases.

If you have purchased the affected product, dispose of the recalled product and its container. Then contact nSpired Natural Foods at 1-800-937-7008 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM CST for a replacement or refund.

Click here to read the article regarding the full report on the nSpired Natural Foods Nut Butter Recall which includes a detailed list of the specific UPC codes and date ranges for the recalled nut butters on the FDA’s website.

McCormick Recall: McCormick Ground Oregano 0.75 oz. Bottle

McCormick Ground Oregano Recall

McCormick Ground Oregano Recall

McCormick & Company has issued a voluntary recall for McCormick Ground Oregano – 0.75 oz. bottle.  UPC 0-523561-6 with code dates BEST BY AUG 21 16 H and AUG 22 16 H due to possible contamination with Salmonella.  This recall does not include any other McCormick Ground Oregano sizes or McCormick Whole or Oregano Leaves products.

The recalled product has been shipped nationally to:  AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI  and WV.

If you have purchased the affected product, do not use it, throw it away.  You can contact McCormick Consumer Affairs at 1-800-632-5847 for a replacement or refund.

Click here to read the article regarding the McCormick Ground Oregano recall on the FDA’s website.

Wawona Packing Co. Recall: Fresh Peaches, Plums, Nectarines & Pluots

Wawona fruit recall

Wawona Packing Co. Peaches, Plums, Nectarines and Pluots Recall

Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California warehouses between June 1 and July 12.  The fruit was shipped directly to retailers and wholesalers who resell the products.  The products were sold at BJ’s, Trader Joe’s, ShopRite, Kroger, Wegmans, Costco and other locations.   Some stores, such as Whole Foods and Wegmans are also recalling several varieties of their “made in store” baked goods that may contain the contaminated fruit.

Wawona Packing Co. has issued this nationwide recall due to the potential risk of listeria contamination.  Wawona Packing has notified their retailers of the specific lots.  The products were packed under a variety of brands, including Wawona’s Sweet 2 Eat and Harvest Sweet labels, in bags, boxes and clamshells, as well as bulk lots.

Stores like ShopRite and Kroger will contact customers through store loyalty cards if they believe you have purchased the recalled fruit.  Its important to keep your store loyalty card information up-to-date so you can receive these notifications.

If you have purchased the recalled fruit, do not eat it.  Throw it away.  Most stores will issue a full refund if you have purchased the affected fruit.

Click here to read the recall statement from Wawona Packing Co.  You can also read the article regarding the Wawona Packing Co. fruit recall on the FDA’s website.

Stonyfield YoBaby Recall: Stonyfield YoBaby Peach/Pear Cups

Stonyfield Yobaby recall

Stonyfield YoBaby Peach/Pear Cups Recall

Stonyfield is voluntarily recalling 6-packs of 4 oz YoBaby Peach/Pear cups with the code date June 05 2014 (UPC 052159701161) due to possible coliform contamination.  The 4 oz 6-packs were shipped to 40 Target stores in Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina and 82 Walmart stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware.

In a letter from Stonyfield’s CEO Esteve Torrens states:

The health and safety of the people who eat our products are at the forefront of every step we take in our yogurt making process. This is especially true with the products we make specifically for babies and children. That’s why, when we discovered that there was a possibility of products contaminated with coliform, we immediately took action. …  I understand how upsetting an issue like this can be. And I want to assure you personally that as soon as the problem was identified, we took action. And we’re now developing even more rigorous food safety protocols moving forward.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled Yobaby yogurts from Target or Walmart with this code should return the product (opened or unopened) to the store for a full refund.

Click here to read the complete letter from Stonyfield’s CEO which includes a complete list of the stores where the product was shipped.  You can also read the article regarding the Stonyfield YoBaby recall on the FDA’s website.

Graco Recall: Graco Child Car Seat

Graco car seat recall

Graco Car Seat Recall

Last month Graco recalled 3.8 child car seats due to faulty harness buckles that get stuck in the latched position.  More car seats have now been recalled and The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration believes that even more seats should be recalled by Graco.  It should be noted that crash protection is not the issue in this recall, removing the child from the seat is the problem.  Over time the buckles get gummed up with food and drink, making it difficult to unlatch the buckle and remove the child.

The seat models included in the recall are:

Graco Car Seat recall

Graco’s Harness Buckle Recall Announcement gives you information on how to order a free replacement harness buckle.

Consumer Reports has a detailed article on this recall – 5 Things Parents Should Know About Graco’s Car Seat Recall.

Recall: Nestlé Hot Pockets Philly Steak & Cheese


Nestlé Recalls Hot Pockets Philly Steak and Cheese

Nestlé recalls Hot Pockets sold at Walmart, Stop & Shop, Martin’s and Giant.  Last week, The Rancho Feeding Corporation of Petaluma, CA, recalled approximately 8.7 million pounds of beef and this recall has affected many other companies. Rancho recalled all of its meat products because it was produced without all the required inspections.  According to a Nestlé press release, it did not purchase meat directly from Rancho; however, it did receive a small quantity of meat that was used at Nestlé’s Chatsworth, CA, production operation, a facility devoted entirely to Hot Pockets brand sandwiches.

The products being recalled are Hot Pockets brand Philly Steak and Cheese in three different pack sizes and Hot Pockets brand Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese in the two-pack box. No other batches, sizes, including multi-packs, or varieties of Hot Pockets brand products are affected.

The product may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers can contact Nestle at  1-800-392-4057.

Click here to read the complete article regarding the Hot Pockets Recall which includes batch and UPC numbers for the affected products.

Playtex Recall: Pacifier Holder Clips

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Playtex Pacifier Holder Clips Recall

Playtex is recalling their Pacifier Holder Clips.  The pacifier holder clips can crack and a small part can break off which poses a choking hazard to small children.

Approximately 1.25 million of the pacifier holder clips were sold nationwide at Walmart, Target, Burlington Coat Factory, other major retailers, juvenile product, baby and discount stores and online on Amazon from July 2010 through October 2013 for about $3.   The pacifier holder was sold in green with a monkey figure, pink with a flower and blue with a tow truck.

If you have purchased one of Playtex’s pacifier holder clips, you should stop using it immediately and contact Playtex for a refund.

Click here to read the complete article regarding the Playtex Pacifier Holder Clip Recall on the Consumer Product Safety Commision site.

Plum Organics: Baby Stage 2, Tots Mish Mash & Kids Pouch Products

Plum Organics

Plum Organics’ Baby Stage 2, Tots Mish Mash & Kids Pouch Products Recall

Plum Organics is voluntarily recalling their pouch products within its Baby Stage 2, Tots Mish Mash and Kids lines after discovering a manufacturing defect that may cause spoilage in some pouches. The recalled products have the “Best By” dates from 8/5/14 to 12/8/14 and the letters “AT.”

Plum has determined that the potential spoilage may cause some pouches to swell.  You can find a list of all the recalled Pouch Products on Plum Organics’ website.

Parents should not feed their children the recalled pouches. If you have purchased the products, contact the Plum Organics Consumer Hotline at 866-495-3774 or on the web at to request a product replacement voucher.

Click here to read the complete article regarding Plum Organics Pouch Product recall on the FDA’s website.

Kraft Recall: Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese


Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese Recall

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some of their varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products.  These products may spoil before their “best when used by” dates.

Here is a message from Kraft:

To Our Valued Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese Consumers -

We’re sorry that some of our Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese products did not meet our high standards.  And we deeply regret if you have experienced any inconvenience due to our voluntary recall on October 25, 2013.

As you may know, these are natural cheeses that contain no added preservatives, and it’s not unusual for cheese to spoil over time.  But in this situation, we saw spoilage occurring before the “Best When Used By” Date.  That is not acceptable to us.  So we knew the right thing to do for our consumers was to voluntarily recall the affected product.

 Again, we’re sorry that these products did not meet our standards and your expectations.

Shipped throughout the US, the affected products all have code dates from October 25, 2013 through February 11, 2014.

You can find the “Best When Used By” date on the back of multi-count packages toward the bottom.  For string cheese products labeled for individual sale, the “Best When Used By” date is on the bottom front of the package.  If you have purchased one of the recalled products, do not eat it, instead return it to the the store where purchase for a full refund or exchange.

You can see a full list of the affected products on Kraft’s website.

No other Kraft or Polly-O String Cheese or String Cheese Twists products — or any other Kraft Foods or Polly-O products — are being recalled.

Click here to read the complete article regarding Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese which includes best by dates and UPC codes on the FDA’s website.

Chobani Recall: Chobani Greek Yogurt

Chobani Greek Yogurt recall

Chobani Greek Yogurt Recall

Chobani, Inc., of Twin Falls, Idaho is voluntarily recalling their Greek Yogurt.  Due to reports of bloating and swelling and some claims of illness, the company has ceased the distribution of yogurt.  Mold was identified in a limited amount of product that came from their Idaho facility. The potentially affected products were distributed and delivered to retail and club stores nationwide.

If you purchased yogurt with the code 16-012, Best By: 9/11/2013 – 10/7/ 2013 please discard and contact Chobani at  or call 877-847-6181 to get replacements or refunds.

Click here to read the complete article regarding the complete list of Chobani Greek Yogurt products which includes best by dates and UPC codes on the FDA’s website.  You can also visit Chobani on the web to read a message from their founder.


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